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Laser power meter measures high-power lasers

June 16, 2016

Ophir Photonics Group has introduced the Helios compact laser power meter for measuring solid-state lasers such as diode, fiber, and Nd:YAG with powers from 100 W to 12 kW and energies from 10 J to 10 kJ in industrial processing applications. The power meter includes PC software and...

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Software provides secured remote access to machines and plants

June 16, 2016

Siemens has extended its Sinema Remote Connect software for the maintenance of distributed plants and machines to include a number of new security and virtualization functions. Alongside OpenVPN, Version 1.2 of the management platform also features IPsec encryption, allowing various machines...

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Real-time accounting capabilities added to cloud-based manufacturing ERP

June 16, 2016

KeyedIn® Solutions has partnered with Sage to integrate its Manufacturing Cloud ERP with the Sage Live cloud accounting system. Users receive seamless integration to accounting capabilities and instant access to real-time data from anywhere, using a smartphone, tablet or other supported device....

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Welder/generator designed for critical repair and maintenance applications

June 15, 2016

The new Big Blue® 600 Air Pak welder/generator from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is suitable for field-based work that requires single-operator power for welding, carbon-arc gouging, auxiliary power, or running an air compressor. This 600-amp machine, which features an EPA Tier 4 Final–compliant...

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Centerless grinding wheels help improve stock removal

June 15, 2016

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has launched Norton Century45™ centerless grinding wheels, which feature a chemistry that helps improve grain retention, increasing porosity for a given hardness. This allows wheels to have a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade. The wheels are available...

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Pneumatic shears deliver burr-free cuts in metals

June 15, 2016

Kett Tool offers the P-540 double-cut shears for making burr-free cuts in cold-rolled mild steel up to 14 ga., most grades of stainless steel to 20 ga., and aluminum to 0.090 in. thick. Its pistol-grip, 2,200-RPM pneumatic motor runs on a 90-PSI power source, delivering cutting speeds of 180 IPM....

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Add-on upgrade helps reduce design times

June 14, 2016

IronCAD LLC has announced the availability of an updated version of its IronCAD Mechanical add-on. This upgrade helps improve the add-on’s ability to reduce design times by adding tools to the areas of bill of materials, document management, fasteners, structural steel, and assembly management....

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Stationary beveling machine allows hands-free beveling of plate and bar stock

June 14, 2016

Saar-Hartmetall USA has introduced the MMB 500 stationary beveling machine, suitable for processing small, medium, and large aluminum, steel, and stainless steel plate and bar stock workpieces. Designed for hands-free operation, the machine provides bevel angles from 30 to 60 degrees. The...

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Magnetic-bed drag flight conveyor removes fine, chips from coolant

June 13, 2016

Jorgensen’s Mag-Drag® magnetic-bed drag flight conveyors are designed to remove broken or fine cast-iron or steel chips from coolant in metal cutting applications. Steel and cast-iron chips and fines flow with the coolant onto the load section of the conveyor. Gravity causes larger chips to...

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Stainless steel compression springs available in wire sizes 0.080 in. and up

June 13, 2016

Lee Spring offers AISI 316 stainless steel compression springs in wire sizes of 0.080 in. and up. The material helps improve corrosion resistance with the presence of molybdenum and decreased carbon content. The new wire sizes offer up to 660 N or 148 lbs. of loading force. These standard-format...

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Quick-change thick-turret punching system uses toolless design

June 13, 2016

Mate has introduced the Ultra® QCT™, a quick-change, toolless thick-turret punching system. It is compatible with the company’s Ultra line of guides and standard canisters. The system features a toolless punch-retention mechanism. The user flips the latch to remove and snap the new insert...

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Bar feeder automates drilling of tubes and profiles

June 13, 2016

Apollo s.r.l. offers the Speedy automatic bar feeder, available in different lengths. It can be installed on automatic drilling machines to perform the drilling of tubes and profiles at the desired center distances. The system is equipped with a motorized carriage with mechanical clamp that...

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CNCs simplify setup of automated cells

June 10, 2016

With the Sinumerik 828 CNC family, Siemens offers a method for connecting robots to machine tools. Different types of robots designed by different manufacturers can be connected to machines equipped with the CNCs using the Sinumerik Integrate Run MyRobot/EasyConnect interface to perform...

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Movable-frame press offers up to 200 tons of pressing power

June 9, 2016

Dake Corp. offers the PMM 200MD movable-frame press. It delivers up to 200 tons of pressing power, making it suitable for assembly and straightening applications. The hydraulically operated frame and cylinder allow for a variety of movements to accommodate large pieces of metal. The 5.5-HP...

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Plate cutting machine is very compact

June 9, 2016

Voortman Steel Machinery has introduced the very compact V302 plate cutting machine. The unit can be delivered with a plasma cutting torch, an oxyfuel torch, or a plasma/oxyfuel combination. Features include high-definition plasma cutting, Voortman Height Control, Extensive Hole Performance, a...

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